By Carl Hanson

For Christmas dinner, it's your Instant Pot® to the rescue. This multi-functional machine is ready and able to assist with your celebration meal. It cooks fast, frees up stove and oven space, and produces truly delicious results. These top-rated recipes are some of our favorite Christmas dinner dishes. From beef roast and turkey breast to classic sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, and even cranberry sauce, they're all made in the Instant Pot!

1. Instant Pot® Cranberry-Thyme Pot Roast

A Christmas pot roast for the Instant Pot. "Cranberry sauce and fresh thyme infuse this beef pot roast with sweet and savory flavors," says Tammy Lynn. "It makes a wonderful gravy that is perfect with mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or rice."

Photo by Tammy Lynn

2. Best Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serve your Christmas roast with simple garlic mashers. "Try these creamy, buttery, and totally irresistible garlic mashed potatoes made in just minutes in your Instant Pot® for a completely mess-free easy dinner," says Fioa.

Photo by Meredith

3. Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy roasted Brussels sprouts are ready in just 5 minutes in your Instant Pot®. "They're a quick and easy low-carb side dish that's family-friendly," says Fioa.

Photo by KGora

4. Instant Pot Turkey Breast

"The Instant Pot® made the moistest turkey breast I have ever made," says Tammy Lynn. "I usually let this cook in the slow cooker all day, but this turned out so much better. I couldn't believe that I had such a wonderful meal ready in less than an hour total!"

5. Instant Pot Pan Juice Gravy

This recipe uses the natural juices from your turkey breast after it has cooked in the Instant Pot to create a rich, savory gravy. "This gravy worked perfectly," says Tammy Lynn. "The only suggestion I have is to add just a little garlic salt -- you can always add more later."

Photo by Tammy Lynn

6. Instant Pot Traditional Dressing

"This is a delicious and super-efficient dressing recipe," says Buckwheat Queen. "I made this twice at Thanksgiving and it has secured a place at the Christmas table. The method is perfectly timed. Holiday tip: Make this a couple of days before you need it and refrigerate. On the day you need it, bring it to room temp and pop it in the oven to crisp up."

Photo by bd.weld

7. Instant Pot® Cherry-Orange Cranberry Sauce

"This cranberry sauce practically makes itself!" says France C. "It's quick, and you won't have to keep a constant eye on it. Substitute the water for apple or orange juice, or do half water and half rum! Can be made several days ahead of time, will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator, and can even be frozen if needed."

Photo by France C

8. Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

The Instant Pot offers a new way to make a holiday classic. "This recipe uses fresh green beans and homemade soup for a healthier take on green bean casserole," says Soup Loving Nicole.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

9. Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You'll combine sweet potatoes, coconut milk, vegetable broth, garlic -- and mash with a little butter. "Delicious, moist and full of flavor -- save the oven and use your Instant Pot® for mashed sweet potatoes!" says Angela Sackett Superhotmama.

Photo by Sangela Sackett | Superhotmama

10. Instant Pot® Ham

"This is one reason I love my Instant Pot®," says Brandi Doss Russell. "I can pull a frozen ham from the freezer, put it in the Instant Pot with just 3 ingredients and, with almost no effort, have dinner on the table."

Photo by Chef Mo

11. Instant Pot Sweet Acorn Squash

"A perfect way to make a sweetened acorn squash," says bd.weld. "This sweet acorn squash cooks up in 25 minutes using an electric pressure cooker."

Photo by bd.weld


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